Resting, If I were you, before showing this pamphlet to any physician, I would take a pair of scissors and snip out the section written by Peter White, the British psychiatrist who works closely with Simon Wessely. Then I would take a pen and put an asterisk next to every mention of "CBT" and "GET". At the bottom of the page, by another asterisk, write in the above Warning and/or Disclaimer--or make up your own, if you choose. The majority of posters on this thread feel that, rather than catering only to the mildly affected, the CAA needs to write materials that reflect the broad spectrum of severity experienced by PWCs. Thanks to Cort and the other administrators of this website, we severe patients finally have a forum for being heard. We tend to be underrepresented at doctors' offices because it's difficult for us to leave our homes. (In fact, two of my friends who are bedbound are completely unable to travel and get minimal healthcare from doctors who are willing to make housecalls.) But it's not only severe patients who are deeply concerned by the endorsements in the CAA materials. Some who are mildly ill or even in remission have posted they feel strongly that the CAA's emphasis on cognitive-behavioral and exercise regimens sends the wrong message to doctors about the etiologies of this illness. We will continue raising our voices until the CAA changes its positions to include us, a large portion of the patients it ostensibly represents. As Teej put it so eloquently, if you let the CAA exclude us now, you may find they are excluding you tomorrow. The CAA should immediately act upon the requests made by Samuel and Dr. Yes above.